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[Bug 8833] Please allow the title of the spec currently known as "HTML5" to be changed to an accurate title.

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 08:36:24 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-02-14 08:36:23 ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > The HTML WG has formally decided to publish this specification under the name
> > "HTML5". See <http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/htmlbg/results#xname>.
> > 
> Why are you telling me this? It is irrelevant, I am well aware of that survey,
> I voted against the "HTML5" title and if others knew that the spec wasn't
> "HTML5" they would have too. Just because there has been a survey does not mean
> that the problem is solved, quite the opposite. The survey question was: "Shall
> the W3C's next-generation HTML specification be named "HTML 5"?" The
> specification never has been the next-generation HTML specification, HTML5 is
> just a small part of it. Also, survey results are not binding.

Based on that survey and further discussion, we had a Working Group Decision to
name the speification HTML5. Per the W3C Process, decisions may only be
reopened if there is new information:

Do you have new information to provide that was not available at the time of
the original Working Group Decision to publish a Working Draft named HTML5?

> Due to a conflict of interest, and/or interference in the past, the following
> people will need to step aside and let the rest of the HTML WG resolve this
> issue.
> Ian Hickson, Google, Inc.
> Maciej Stachowiak, Apple, Inc.
> David Hyatt, Apple, Inc.

Any individual is free to have an opinion on the matter. If the issue is
re-raised, it is extremely unlikely that the Chairs will forbid any particular
individual to speak their mind, unless they cannot keep their communications

> I filed a bug report for this issue due to the fact that I've been ignored in
> the past. I've left the bug as "needsinfo" (not sure what else to use). I'd be
> happy to discuss this issue later in the week on public-html once my HTML WG
> membership is renewed.

If you'd like, I can ask the other two HTML WG co-chairs whether they agree
that the name of the spec is a settled issue and cannot be reopened without new

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